Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Tanya is Joined by Conservative Commentator Danielle Smith, to discuss the reality of the Wexit Movement and the real cost of environmental ideology.

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

When will Ontario be open for business? Tanya welcomes back Elliot Hughes and David Clement to unpack Ontario’s budget outline.

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

The family of Lexi Daken share details of what led to her tragic suicide as cases of mental illness in children continue to spike during COVID.

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Tanya welcomes Peter Shawn Taylor, Senior Features Editor at C2C Journal, to break down the difference between biased news and fake news.

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Keystone XL was never an environmental concern, so why is it now? Tanya speaks with former Attorney General of Alberta, Jonathan Denis, and Author David Yager on the cancellation fallout of the pipeline.

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Tanya hears from two small business owners still fighting to stay open, while CFIB President and CEO, Dan Kelly offers predictions for the next wave after 60,000 Canadian businesses were forced to close in 2020.

Counterpoint | Churches, Pastors, Lockdowns and The Law

Counterpoint | Churches, Pastors, Lockdowns and The Law

John Carpay, a lawyer representing Pastor James Coates, updates Tanya on his client’s case, and church leaders discuss whether churches can be held in contempt of court.

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Tanya is joined by Tony Clement, Dean Allison, and Dr. Teresa Pierre as they discuss the upcoming Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention.

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Tanya welcomes back Commentator Brock Stephenson and Elliot Hughes of Summa Strategies to discuss hot topics in the news including: The non-existent flu season, COVID passports and how to reopen Canada.

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Is a firearms ban the best way to keep Canadians safe? Tanya looks into the facts as she is joined by former Yukon MP Ryan Leef and CEO the CCFR, Rod Giltaca, to revisit the firearms debate.

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Michigan, Line 5, and Canada’s looming crisis. Tanya is joined by Dan McTeague and Marilyn Gladu.

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Is Universal Basic Income the right way forward for Canada? Guests: Roderick Benns, Dr. Rhys Kesselman.

Counterpoint | Gad Saad and his New Book: The Parasitic Mind

Counterpoint | Gad Saad and his New Book: The Parasitic Mind

Evolutionary psychologist, Dr. Gad Saad, discusses his new book, The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense.

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Current Issues Panel. David Clement, Vonny Sweetland, Hannah Salamon-Vegh

Counterpoint | Privacy, Trust, and Consent Online

Counterpoint | Privacy, Trust, and Consent Online

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint – Discrimination on University campuses

Freedoms under attack at Universities. Guests Jonathan Bradley, Carol Crosson, Dr. Scott Masson

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman Part 2

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman Part 2

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – Sexuality & Gender & Public Policy

Counterpoint – Sexuality & Gender & Public Policy

Sexologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Debra Soh, discusses her new book, The End of Gender, as she joins Tanya to explore sex, gender, and the politics surrounding these terms.

Counterpoint – Uyghur Genocide

Counterpoint – Uyghur Genocide

Tanya delves into the plight of the Uyghur persecution in China, and is joined by author and journalist, Joanna Chiu, and Mehmet Tohti of Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

The Current Issues panel weighs in on COVID travel restrictions, Canada’s vaccine rollout, and perceived double standards in lockdown measures. Elliot Hughes, Vonny Sweetland, and Brock Stephenson contribute.

Counterpoint – LTCs Still Problematic

Counterpoint – LTCs Still Problematic

How are LTCs, residents and staff, as well as loved ones, coping with the second wave of COVID? Dr. Tim Lau, Lisa Bildy of the Justice Centre, and frmr. MLA Laurie Throness share their perspective.

Counterpoint – The Ongoing Debate over Conversion Therapy

Counterpoint – The Ongoing Debate over Conversion Therapy

Transgender activist Jenn Smith discusses his concerns with foster children transitioning at high rates. Dr. Teresa Pierre and Dr. Ann Gillies provide and update on Bill C-6.

Counterpoint – Covid ‘Collateral Damage’: Dr. Karine Dion

Counterpoint – Covid ‘Collateral Damage’: Dr. Karine Dion

Are there enough mental health supports for front-line health workers during a pandemic? Tanya speaks with the family of Dr. Karine Dion, an ER physician who took her own life during COVID. Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau shares his expertise.

Counterpoint – Nikki Mathis COVID Travel Case

Counterpoint – Nikki Mathis COVID Travel Case

Nikki Mathis was detained while re-entering Canada and sent to a quarantine centre against her will. We find out what it was like.

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – Do The New Travel Restrictions Cross The Line?

Counterpoint – Do The New Travel Restrictions Cross The Line?

The Current Issues panel weighs in on the Governor-General resigning, MPP Roman Baber & MP Derek Sloan, and new quarantine protocols for returning travellers.

Counterpoint – Is the New Carbon Tax the Right Path Forward?

Counterpoint – Is the New Carbon Tax the Right Path Forward?

Is the new Carbon Tax and the Clean Fuel Standard the right path forward for Canada? Kris Sims, Dan McTeague, and Elliot Hughes contribute in a panel discussion.

Counterpoint – US Election & Democracy

Counterpoint – US Election & Democracy

What do the events surrounding the US election mean for democracy? Sen. Kevin Lundberg, Pedro Gonzales of American Greatness, and Peter Roff of Newsweek discuss.

Counterpoint – 2021 Fiscal Outlook

Counterpoint – 2021 Fiscal Outlook

Aaron Wudrick of Canadian Taxpayers Federation outlines the fiscal outlook for 2021. Hanna Salamon-Vegh comments.

Counterpoint – Covid Update with Emergency Management Alberta

Counterpoint – Covid Update with Emergency Management Alberta

Lt. Col (ret) David Redmond, an expert in emergency preparedness, joins Tanya to share his grave concerns with Canada’s handling of COVID.

Counterpoint – PornHub, Small Children and it’s Effects

Counterpoint – PornHub, Small Children and it’s Effects

Dr. Judith Reisman and MP Arnold Viersen join Tanya to discuss concerns with Montreal-based company PornHub.

Counterpoint – Covid Update

Counterpoint – Covid Update

Ontario is entering strict new restrictions. What does this mean and how will it effect the rest of Canada?

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

The Conservative Party of Canada has its annual convention coming up. We get the update on what it takes to become a member and what the convention will look like in the covid era.

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Author Dr. Shawn Whatley discusses his latest book, When Politics Comes Before Patients, examining Canada’s socialized healthcare system and its care delivery.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

The Current Issues panel weighs in on vacationing politicians, new provincial lockdown arrests, and why travelers still need to quarantine after testing negative.

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Prof. Bruce Pardy explores critical theory, its roots, and how it has permeated Canadian Universities.

Counterpoint – Year in Review

Counterpoint – Year in Review

Tanya and News Forum colleague Nathaniel Dueck discuss some of the most newsy moments of 2020.

Counterpoint – Theo Fleury Discusses How His Pain Became His Purpose

Counterpoint – Theo Fleury Discusses How His Pain Became His Purpose

Theo Fleury joins Tanya to discuss his life, his NHL career, and his present work helping those who’ve experienced trauma.

Counterpoint – Delta Hospice Society and C-7 Update

Counterpoint – Delta Hospice Society and C-7 Update

In the wake of euthanasia expansion bill C-7 passing third reading, Angelina Ireland, Alex Schadenberg, and Dr. John Patrick share their perspective.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Tanya leads a panel discussion to discuss current events and issues of the day.

Counterpoint – Christmas Charities Overcoming COVID

Counterpoint – Christmas Charities Overcoming COVID

Tanya invites various charities to discuss how they have been able to surmount obstacles from their Christmas campaigns.

Counterpoint – Dying for Treatment

Counterpoint – Dying for Treatment

How many Canadians die each year while waiting for surgeries? Dr. Shawn Whatley, Dr. Brian Day, and Colin Craig discuss the latest numbers.

Counterpoint – Can Canadians Trust the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Counterpoint – Can Canadians Trust the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Dr. Stephen Malthouse and Ted Kuntz of Vaccine Choice Canada join Tanya to share their safety and efficacy concerns surrounding the COVID vaccine.

Counterpoint – Canada’s Spike in Opioid Deaths

Counterpoint – Canada’s Spike in Opioid Deaths

Chief Coroner of British Columbia joins Tanya to discuss the recent spike of illicit opioid deaths.

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on the Travel Sector

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on the Travel Sector

Tanya discusses the current state of the travel sector during COVID, and various workarounds as winter approaches and Canadians look to travel South.

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on Small Business

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on Small Business

Dan Kelly of Canadian Federation of Independant Businesses offers the unvarnished truth on the state of small business with COVID lockdowns.

Counterpoint – Canada’s Plastic Ban

Counterpoint – Canada’s Plastic Ban

Is the newly announced plastics ban necessary and fair? Tanya is joined by lawyer Hugh Scher and Laura Hardman of Oceanwise.

Counterpoint – Abortion Bubble Zones in Canada

Counterpoint – Abortion Bubble Zones in Canada

Lawyers Philip Horgan and Albertos Polizogopoulos join Tanya to explore abortion bubble zones in Canada.

Counterpoint – Our Legal Rights vs. Government Restrictions

Counterpoint – Our Legal Rights vs. Government Restrictions

Tanya discusses the latest COVID lockdowns across Canada. Anthony Furey, Dr. Christian Elia, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt, and Lisa Bildy join in on the discussion.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.